The Rock History Report for July 28th

1970 – The film Ned Kelly, which featured Mick Jagger in his acting debut, opened.

1973 – Grand Funk Railroad released “We’re An American Band.”

1973 – A rock festival in Watkins Glen, New York drew an estimated 600,000 people to watch The Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers and The Band perform.

1979 – Cleveland Stadium hosted The World Series of Rock, featuring Journey, Ted Nugent and Thin Lizzy.

1987 – The Beatles sued Nike and Capitol Records after their song “Revolution” was used in shoe commercials.

1993 – The 10,000 Maniacs played their last gig with vocalist Natalie Merchant, who departed afterward to pursue a solo career.

1995 – Jimi Hendrix’ father Al Hendrix won back the rights to his son’s name, likeness, image and music after several companies had used his brand to make a profit for years.

2001 – The Eagles played the first show at Dallas, Texas’ American Airlines Center.

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